Dallas-based landscape architect and urban planner Kevin Sloan presents “Looking Back to See Ahead” at the Turner House salon Thursday, April 26.

Sloan will examine Oak Cliff from 1912-2012, offering “a global and local perspective on the historical issues that compelled the modern world to change,” how we can look at history to find the way forward, and some instances where we shouldn’t try to go back.

Sloan will conclude with advice on simple and practical things Oak Cliff neighbors can do to make the neighborhood more beautiful, useful and productive.

The salon is from 7:30-9 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont. It costs $15 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members and students, and $20 otherwise.